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. joe biden says he would impeach somebody that would do what he was about to do. >> i was chairman judiciary committee i teach this this is something i know. i got together and to write a piece pointing out the president has no constitutional authority to take this nation to war against 70 million people unless we are attacked. and if he does, i would move to impeach him. the house obviously would have to do that. i don't say it lightly. i say it because they should understand that what they were threatening and saying and what was adding up to be what looked like the rest of the war would be the most disastrous thing that could be done that i can think of. >> could this be more clear? >> well, here is the funny ing about this. biden presides over the senate. he would preside over his own impeachment. i suggest he come to the senate floor and reiterate his own position. he would be impeaching his administration. they need to come before a joint session of congress and lay out their case and if they want to take the nation to war they need to convince the majority of congress. they
at the white house. vice president joe biden is here at the white house. chuck hagel, the chairman of the joint chief, martin dempsey, so all of that giving an indication that the president is close to making a decision, but because white house officials are saying this is not about imminent or commenced operations, perhaps we will be hearing about something else. we should also note this administration was set to start briefing members of the senate today, members of the house tomorrow, to fully get them up to speed on what is happen ng syria and so, it will be interesting to find out whether or not the president's comments have any impact. the other thing we should point out and this is just a small, minor thing, is that according to a note distributed to reporters here at the white house, a telepromter has been set up in the rose garen for the president's address. i only say that because yesterday, his comments were very much off the cuff. he had some notes in front of him, but he was not reading from prepared remarks, but this statement indicates that perhaps he will be doing that this afte
's also growing evidence that the vice president joe biden might also be planning to run for the white house. why the v.p. backers think he really can win it all. also we continue to follow the deadly violence in egypt. a key american partner in a volatile part of the world. there's word coming that hosni mubarak, the former dictator who ruled for decades could soon go free. [ male announcer ] come to the golden opportunity sales event and experience the connectivity of the available lexus enform, including the es and rx. ♪ this is the pursuit of perfection. jon: well, one former president about to be freed from jail while another remains under arrest. the latest in egypt and trying to stop the spiralling violence there. one of the world's most active volcanos throwing ash miles in the sky, coating an entire city. and scotland yard is looking into new claims about the death of princess diana. what is behind the fresh investigation almost 16 years after she died in that paris car crash. heather: welcome to a brand new hour of "happening now." jon: happening now, make room, hillary. al
vowed that they would fight any u.s. attack at all costs. vice president joe biden joined the course of top officials here in the administration saying today, that president assad and syria was responsible for these chemical attacks and vice president biden suggested there may be unilateral action that could be imminent without congressional or.n. approval. that's interesting, back in the 2008 presidential campaign, candidate biden said of then president bush, if he attacked iran without approval he should be impeached. the boston globe, we checked this, gave all of the candites in 2008 questionnaires for written questions. we checked them and one focused on whether a president could bomb iran without authorization from congress. then senator obama answered that question by saying, the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. i pressed jay carney on that point today in the daily briefing and also, meanwhile, republicans like john mccain ton
the president said he would do when he was a candidate in 2007-2008. let's remember the vice president joe biden, running for president, and in 2007 he was at a new hampshire campaign event where he said as senate foreign relations committee chairman at the time, then president bush moved forward with an attack on iran, try to prevent them from getting nuclear weapons and did without congressional approval, joe biden said he would personally lead impeachment charges against then president bush. we see a much different situation going on now. where they are moving forward without congressional approval. you are right. there is pressure. it is not just john cornyn who is significant. not just a rank and file, a leader, the whip, behind mitch mcconnell, the leader, number one. have you democrats as well. joe manchin of west virginia came out last might and said, mr. president, you cannot move forward with any military force without first getting a debate and vote in the house and senate. now, what is the likelihood of that? highly unlikely because we talked to officials in both parties and got lawm
, a number of republicans have done it that way. on the democratic side joe biden, a guy named joe biden jumped into the race early back in was it, '93 and then got out quickly. getting in early, jim, is not necessarily a guaranty of success. >> no. look, every democrat thought that teddy kennedy would get the nomination, probably in '76. and then in 80 and 84. because he was such a huge name, chappaquiddick notwithstanding. mark shields, veteran democratic pundit likes to joke he was first guy to plan the inauguration for president muskie in 1973. of course he was the democrat who lost to george mcgovern in the primary. there are 30 twist and turns to come. the jon, the fact you're praising iowa's farmland tells me that, gleam in your eye. >> muskie had not shed a tear he might have been president if he hadn't cried in new hampshire. many people may think hillary is foregone conclusion which may not be true but others in the field could be easily running for vice president. as you pointed out, joe biden started really early, he became the choice of barack obama to be vp. so that could b
with the president and reports from scranton, pennsylvania. >> reporter: while both he and joe biden focused on domestic issues, on the international stage president obama found his credibility on the line as he used a cnn interview to comment about the alleged chemical weapons attack in syria that may have killed up to 1,800 people. >> when you start seeing chemical weapons used on a large scale and again we're still gathering information about this particular event, it is very troublesome. that starts getting to some core national interests that the united states has. both in terms of us making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating and needing to protect our allies. >> reporter: that was a nod to deliberation sources say are happening inside the administration over whether the u.s. military will use cruise missiles to punish syrian president bashar al assad yet the president has been talking tough for a long time and has only sent u.s. aid since one year ago this week when he vowed enormous consequences if syria crossed that red line. republicans like john mccain have
for inspectors to conclude whether syria killed 1,300 people last week with chemical weapon. as joe biden said just moments ago, minds are already made up. >> chemical weapons have been used. everyone acknowledges their use. there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> white house press secretary jay carney says that the president is still deciding what form the action will take. chuck hagel says a strike could happen immediately. >> but you are ready to go like that? >> we're ready to go like that. >> america's allies circling the wagons as well. british prime minister david cameron recalling parliament to discuss action. we want to talk about this with retired u.s. army major general and cnn analyst james "spider "marks and jeremy bash, the chief of staff for leon panetta and worked at the cia as well. chuck hagel said the su.s. is ready to act. with what, how and on what targets? >> i tell what you we're going to see initially is a strike limited because it's going against an array of targets that have been identified which be
a moment. i'm going to revisit with you in just a moment but we have vice president joe biden who is speaking in houston before the american legion convention. let's listen in. >> everyone acknowledges their use. no one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks in syria. and there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. for we know that the syrian regime are the only ones who have the weapons, have used chemical weapons multiple times in the past, have the means of delivering those weapons, have been determined to wipe out exactly the places that were attacked by chemical weapons and instead of allowing u.n. inspectors immediate access, the government has repeatedly shelled the sites of the attack and blocked the investigation for five days. at president obama's direction, all of us and his national security team have been in close touch with our foreign counterparts. the president believes, and i believe, that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, wo
what we heard barack obama and joe biden as vice-presidential candidate in 2008. at one point joe biden said in 2007 if then president bush moved forward with an attack on iran, separate from syria in the middle east, joe biden would lead impeachment charges against the president. they have gone a long way from that. what they're saying now, there won't be a vote in congress but that instead what the president will do is consult with congress, this phone call at 6:00 p.m. eastern and other phone calls that have already happened. there's a lot of intense action as the president faces a lot of pressure on this decision whether he will move forward or not. you heard him in the pbs interview saying it could be a shot across the bow against syria. there are military experts say a shot across the bow sounds symbolic. they wand to hear from the president directly. we haven't from him beyond the press interview and cnn interview last week directly from the military what the mission would be. >> and it's growing, bipartisan push for questions, push for answers and consultation with congress and
another country without congressional consent. here is joe biden. >> i'd like to be clear. the president does not have the authority to launch military action in iran without first seeking congressional a authorization. >> we don't believe any authority the president has would give him the ability to go in without an act of congress. >> the president has no constitutional authority to take this nation to war against a country of 70 million people unless we're attacked or unless there is proof that we are about to be attacked. and if he does, if he does, i would move to impeach him. >> congressman, just to clarify. joe biden from 2007 and nancy pelosi and harry reid all talking about how they felt then about president bush. what do you think is the biggest obstacle for the president? it seems as if republicans in congress, they are kind of caught between a rock and a hard place on giving the go ahead for this. but then allowing the president to almost seem as the dove turned neocon. >> the republicans for past several months have been criticizing the president for doing nothing and now th
, the first lady, michelle obama, also vice president joe biden and joe biden, they're expected to travel to key states to educate the public and encourage the folks to enroll in the new coverage options that are out there in america. in the meantime, the religious right spent the summer bearing false witness against obama care. these republicans have lied. >> let's repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens. let's not do that. let's love people. as people of faith, i'm a born again believer in jesus christ. and i believe that it is part of my duty as i an believer in christ and what he has done for me that we should do for the least of those who are in our midst. >> well, her words speak for themselves. don't they? they have threatened to shut down the government over this. >> the continuing resolution that funds congress expires on september 30th. i've publicly stated as has mike lie and marco rubio and a number of other senators that i will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds even a single penny of obama care. >> most of all
the united states government, white house, secretary kerry, joe biden, the higher the risk people say whatever the united states is saying is to support israel, western tendencies. there is all about in the mix. whatever we say is not how things are seen in the region. stuart: what is the feeling amongst muslims? one group has attacked another and killed them with poison gas. is there no repulsion here? >> most have been here before. this happened in 2007. yes, it's ironic, yes, it's hard to understand, but israel has done anything similar to what saddam hussein or asad in syria has done. there would be protests every day up and down the street, but mostly broadly muslim violence, maybe 20% of the population globally. stuart: muslims killing muslims by the millions now guessing by the hundreds, no demonstration on the street, nothing happens. we can't understand that. >> it is human nature. when the irish killed the irish, it is a different response. stuart: it is israel, america, the wicked christians, the jews. speaker that is how the middle east acts. it is easy to blame the old cr
. they can be the most tellers, often predicting a party's potential nominee. vice president joe biden has also plan add trip to iowa. he'll attend an annual steak fry. he attended in 2007 along with fellow candidates hillary clinton and barack obama. biden has hinted at a third run for presidency and it's considered a key stop. still politico's rebecca says. while also paving the way for likely front-runner hillary clinton. >> on the democratic side the field clearly is hillary and then everyone else. >> while clinton has also withheld any announcement her iowa supporters are speaking loud and clear. and the super pac has already raced over $1 million. serious money for an uncertain campaign. ever since jimmy carter made iowa important in 1976 candidates have gone there, ever earlier to kick off the campaign. >> early is the new normal. you have to move fast seize the moment, unless you want the race to pass you by. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," don dahler new york. >> for most people it's too early but for you and i who are political junkies, it's never
to the american public has not come out of the president's own mouth so far, it has been joe biden in the clip we saw and before that, john kerry talking about how morally obscene this was. the president himself, his last comments were very equivocal last week in that interview with chris cuomo. even now i see him kind of holding back, reserving his options. but this is snowballing quickly and the president is about to act, not just because of syria, he's worried about iran, he has to be worried about iran in the sense that whatever he does to defend the red line he laid down months ago is going to be closely watched by iran, has its own nuclear weapons program, a new president that's been making overtures about negotiation. >> the audience is bigger than assad and syria if you take military action. the audience i iran, north korea, it is potential users of wmd. this is a key moment for the president. i think there are calls now from congress as we saw that they want some form of consultation, possibly even a vote. i think it would be in the president's self interest to go down that road, to get
obama has been strangely silent on this subject in recent days. leaving it to vice president joe biden yesterday to make the case for a war. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> and the white house is expected to release newly de classified ingenls to make the administration pay for the syrian regime is responsible for a chemical weapons attack killed hundreds last week. at the same time the white house is careful to say bish
. certainly the position of barack obama and joe biden -- >> bill: i meant for the whole world to see, look, we're taking this seriously, but why do we have to do it on friday? you know, we don't have to do it that -- >> also a muslim holiday, but that doesn't leave enough time for a two to three-day attack before the president gets on a plane to saint petersburg. >> bill: why would he launch that will blow up every kind of thing in the summit? pardon the pun. >> that yes question. why do this you're not going to be pose assad, why do this if you're not going take the weapons out of his hands, lots of whys. >> bill: rosen said the degrading of it. we should be very deliberate and methodical. there's no rush on this. gentlemen, thank you very much. we appreciate it. plenty more aheads "the factor" moves ahead this evening. is facebook addictive and dangerous to your health? dr. keith ablow says yes. and then more miley cyrus and bradley manning. no, manning doesn't want to be miley. it's a whole differenthnology gives you security. technology gives you control and now technology gives you ho
on the other side about how this resonates for you in new orleans, but this was vice president joe biden earlier talking about one of them. take a look. >> the proposed rule requires people associated with these kinds of trusts or corporations to go through the same background check that individuals have to do. we'll end this means by which to get these most dangerous weapons to people who are not under the law allowed to own them. >> so mr. mayor, like other urban and major cities, new orleans struggles with the issue of crime. what specifically did the president say that resonated that you can take back and implement for the people of new orleans. >> first of all, the fact that he had the meeting on the day before he was going to commemorate dr. king's address, and simultaneously considering our nation as response, really indicated to us that he's serious about finding every which way we can to curb urban violence, so that spoke volumes. secondly the mayors around the country are working on the same kind of cat trophic problems, what we have said, is -- is a catastrophic event that's o
here. >>> the white house is taking new action on gun control now. have the joe biden announced would executive actions aimed at keeping more military surplus weapons out of the country and getting rid of a system that lets buyers avoid background checks by registering guns to corporations. the vice-president says the moves are simple, straightforward, and common sense, the critics say it won't keep criminals from getting guns. doug is live in washington. explain more about the plan. what is going to happen here? >> trace, it's a way for the administration to circumvent the lack of legislative well for more gun control by doing it through executive action. the first of the two new proposed regulations would end the policy where military weapons sold or handed over to u.s. allies abroad, are then reimported back into the u.s. by private sellers. the second proposed regulation would keep people who cannot pass a background check from circumventing the law by registering certain guns to a corporation or a trust. it would do so by requiring people associated with those trusts to be finger
. they are standing firm behind the president. the president went out and made phone calls to john kerry, joe biden. they finalized the decision this morning. >> we were all glued watching john kerry give this long drawn out dramatic speech about making the case for going, at least some military action, with syria and now this. why put john kerry out there on friday and then less than 24 hours later say, we're going to hold our horses a little bit here? >> reporter: that's a very good question. john kerry will be on the sunday morning talk shows tomorrow morning including state of the union. in some ways john kerry was not only talking about what he thinks and what the administration thinks, he was responding to what was happening around the world. the united nations had really in the minds of the white house had really stimmied this president. they could not go to the u.n. security council and say give us a vote for striking syria because russia was saying no. we're not going to give you that vote. the united kingdom, britain that's always there with the united states just had that traumatic vote
that vice president joe biden, a 30-year senator, was heavily involved in it. he was so far out on the limb it was pathetic. he didn't have backing from the u.s. coming, nato, arab league, denounced by egypt, denounced by jordan. this was a loser. a limited military strike wasn't going to change the situation on the ground. >> general, we have also seen reports that some within the military, actually, wrls concerned about the way the president was proceeding. i would assume this alays some of their concerns as well. >> nobody with eight brain cell who had military experience thought this was a good idea. there was a letter that said don't get involved in a ground civil war. if you do get involved. if you've written your political objective and you want to deter assad from threatening his own people. 100,000 dead. ruined half the country. then use meaningful military american measures. it could destroy the syrian armed forces in 60 days. but not with 200 tomahawks. >> when you hear the president talk about a limited strike. that sounds shorter than 60 days. how realistic do you think it is?
and son of vice president joe biden is undergoing tests in a texas hospital today. the younger biden began feeling weak andi oriented after driving to a family vacation spot last week. after seeking treatment at northwestern university hospital in chicago and then by his own doctor in philadelphia, biden was discharged and spent the weekend at home. the vice president traveled to houston to be with his son as he now undergoes some diagnostic tests, but this isn't the younger biden's first health scare. he suffered a mild stroke in may of 2010. this morning, though, he tweeted this photo along with his wife and also a message. he said, touched by all of your well-wishes. thank you, nice evening in houston with halle. will share update when we have it. we also send our best wishes to beau biden and his family. >>> we'll be right back. humans. even when we cross our "ts" and dot our "i's", we still run into problems. that's why liberty mutual insurance offers accident forgiveness with our auto policies. if you qualify, your rates won't go up due to your first accident. because making mistakes
joe biden -- [video clip] >> my fellow americans, we now find ourselves at the hinge of history. and the direction we turn is literally in your hands. it has been truly a great honor to serve you and serve with barack, who has stood up for you for the past four years. i know the incredible confidence he has in all of you. i know this man. yes, the work of recovery is not yet complete. but we are on our way, the journey of hope is not yet finished, but we are on our way, and the cause is not fully accomplished, but we are on our way. i say to you tonight, with absolute confidence, america's best days are ahead and we are on our way. in light of that horizon, for the values that define us, for the ideals that inspire us, there is only one choice. that choices is to move forward and finish the job and reelect president barack obama. host: for those that remember, ted kennedy's speech in 1980 echoing the hope still lives and the dream never dies. your take on the vice president's role in all of this? guest: his role was to be as supportive as he could be to boost the ticket and to s
obama and vice president joe biden last week underscored the democratic party's unity behind the obama agenda now and clinton presidential campaign in 2016. in the polls, she crushes biden who visits new hampshire this month. martin o'malley is already making national policy speeches, and new york governor andrew cuomo may run, too. should clinton opt out, all three alternatives, white male lawyers, liberal career politicians from east coast blue states. >> the democrats normally have a free for all. instead, they have a next in line hierarchy succession with hillary clinton. they usually have the crowned prince, but there is no crowned prince. >> reporter: chris christie criticized leaning republicans like rand paul for opposing u.s. surveillance and drone policies, as if they have forgotten 9/11. >> i want him to congress to new jersey and sit across from the widows and orphans and have that conversation and they won't. >> reporter: paul, a tea party darling that makes no bones about white house hopes fired back, tweeting christie worries about the dangers of freedom. i worry about t
that the two strongest candidates, if she doesn't run, would be somebody like andrew cuomo or joe biden. you have to watch and see whether she's going to run. if she runs, an altered the landscape dramatically because she's so strong. >> would you tell martin o'malley if they asked you your advice, is it worth doing it, is it worth trying the uphill battle that it's going to be. you found yourself in that situation, tougher to raise money, tough to get people, because they all jumped on one of the two front-runners in the race that you were involved in. >> yeah, i would say go for it. i'm different than other people. i would say to the o'malleys, to joe, cuomo, others contemplating it, out west and montana, my friend brian i think is a viable candidate. i would say, you know, dip your toe in. don't -- never say never. but, you know, do some polling. do some travel. iowa and new hampshire is so important because they're so early. if she gets in, obviously, she is an immediately strong front-runner. probably the strongest front-runner we've ever seen moving early in a presidential race. but if
, joe biden was really kind of the leading drug warrior in the senate, both republican and democratic. and that kind of took the issue off the table and instead of there being a debate about it, it was who was tougher. who could get more, you know, who could rough more people up, who could be more in favor of more police on the streets who would give them more military-grade weapons -- >> longer sentences. >> exactly. >> this is the thing, this is the key truth, ryan, if an issue in washington is not being debated by democrats and republicans, it ceases to exist. no matter how much effect it has on lives of millions of americans. msnbc contributor ryan grim. thank you so much. >> thank you. >>> our latest installment of "i see you politician who's trying to get away with something" features the governor of new jersey. chris christie. who spent the past few days probably hoping no one noticed what he did on friday night and everyone noticed what he did on monday morning. that's coming up. your business. so, if you're sleeping in your contact lenses, ask about the air optix® contacts s
with susan rice, samantha power, the new u.s./u.n. ambassador, joe biden, john brennan, martin dempsey, the inner circle, called the situation troublesome. the options are limited. i think folks are saying cruise missiles from nearby navy ships may be one lead option. but in terms of will and political power to do something and political sort of -- any kind of impetus from -- to do something, i'm not clear that the president really has much in the wheelhouse in terms of being able to call on some sort of outrage from the american public, though i think as an american the situation over there is outrageous and untenable. >> right. he doesn't. i think the latest poll had something like 7% of people wanting to get involved with this, which is, of course, a legacy of iraq. the evidence that we might be inching towards something like that, is that the talk about how reluctant we are to do it is increasing. whenever we're sharing with the world how reluctant we are to attack something, you know, you can pretty much count on it, we're going to attack something pretty soon. we've been reluctan
of a key international norm that barack obama and joe biden and other world leaders have come together several years ago to prevent and to try to prohibit and create a global allergy against the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, and they believe that not to respond to this case -- it's a very different case than the ongoing questions about assad and internal instability and, you know, the fight for syria. this is about a global norm, and that is why they are going to basically punish parts of the syrian government and try to create a capacity. that's odd about this is that they are basically telegraphing to the world that they're going to do it, and one will have to assess after the fact whether or not syria was able to harden, move, or hide assets that they fear will be attacked. it's not often, i mean, if you were in a perfect military planning incident, you would attack without notice. the obama administration is giving very, very wide notice, in facts an attack is coming in my view. >> steve clemons. washington editor at large for the "atlantic" magazine and som
statement on monday followed up by joe biden to the american legion the next day that that was signaling that the white house is ready to go. >> and i think that the president also signal that had in his own words that he is ready to do so, but i think that that is different from actually doing it. and again, i think that the president is going to want to see how much international support he's going to have for it. >> let me ask about iran. what will iran do? there have been a lot of tweets from the new you president as well as warnings that there will be action. would you expect them to take action against israel? >> you always want to be careful with iran. we have to be careful because what we know about their system is very limited. but everything that i'm seeing from them right now suggests that they're unlikely to do something terribly provocative in response. the iranians have their own problems right now. they are under deep international sanctions, they have huge issue, their own internal problems. i don't think they are looking for a fight with the united states over syria. >>
a forceful argument on that? >> well, i think that the joe biden and barack obama have invested a lot after the bush and cheney administration to come in and say these norms of the international order developing a stronger allergy to the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction across all chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, this is something that matters and needs to be restored. it's a defining effort by this administration. so i think the other thing is people like me have been skeptical of the president's moves in places like libya and his ability to keep that a small footprint military action and he delivered on that. i suspect that people like chuck hagel and the department of defense, denis mcdonough, his chief of staff, barack obama himself, have no enthuse wrachl about going to war again in the middle east. that makes us more compelling. iraq had an administration that wanted o run into war without evidence. this is a presidency reluctant to do this. but feeling not responding when such an international norm is collapsing, to take his back to the nightmares that us
the obama administration with people like joe biden and john kerry who spent years criticizing the bush administration for its unilateralism, doing something that true solid unilateral as opposed to things done in the bush administration like the overthrow of saddam hussein is that had dozens of coalition members with it. >> i asked neither lee. this what's the difference between doing in this way and dropping a drone on somebody in yemen, just on a kill list? >> look, there isn't any difference. the president has full constitutional authority to launch this attack against syria. >> greta: you don't think he has to seek approval? >> absolutely not. >> greta: you disagree with a lot of members of congress who want the approval. >> there is a political question whether he would be better off in getting congressional approval under the theory in on the the take off, in on the landing. but as a matter of constitutional law, there is absolutely no requirement if congress doesn't like what he does. they should cut off 00 funds. >> greta: i thought today that secretary kerry whether you agreed
operation, so you have the obama administration with people like joe biden and john kerry who spent years criticizing the bush administration for its unilateralism doing something that truly is unilateral as opposed to things done in the bush administration like the overthrow of saddam hussein that had dozens of coalition members along with them. >> what's the difference between doing it this way and dropping a drone on somebody in yemen that's on a kill list? >> there isn't any difference. the president has full constitutional authority to launch this attack against syria. >> you don't think he has to seek approval? >> absolutely not. >> you disagree with members of congress that want that approval. >> there's a political question whether he would be better off getting congressional approval under the theory in on the takeoff, in on the landing, but as a matter of constitutional law, there's absolutely no requirement. if congress doesn't like what he does, they should cut off the funds. >> i thought today secretary kerry, whether you agreed with him or not, looked presidential. i thought
to challenge her, joe biden on the democratic side and who is going to emerge on the republican side and the news media is going to be consumed with that and the press room behind me is going to be thinner and thinner and thinner for those daily bri briefings, less and less interest. so, it's enormous gamble. i can't help but think that the president and his aides looked at this and said, okay. there isn't a lot of support for this. we are getting some blow-back in congress. i still have a hard time thinking they couldn't just go ahead and do what they were going to do and let congress sort it out when they do finally, get around to returning to town. so i can't help come to the conclusion that they think they can win this vote, they think it's going to expose and exploit further divisions within the republican party. but again, getting back to the essential questions of life and death and national security here, for the president to repeatedly say that this is something in the core national interest of the united states and then to put it off for two weeks, you know, militarily, i d
as a candidate in 2007, 2008, both he and joe biden said specifically that no president can unilaterally go to war without congressional authority. today he tempered his words some and said, well, i've got the authority to do whatever i want, but i'm choosing to go to congress. well i don't see it that way. i don't believe he does have the authority, but presidents have in the past usurped this authority. the bottom line is, once he comes to congress, if it's voted down in congress, i believe that he will be stopped. i will do everything in my power to stop and to have the vote go against involves us in syria. the ram factiifications may be r america, bad for israel. i think there are a lot of things that could wind up happening in the middle east with our involvement that would be unintended and may make the situation worse. >> before i let you go, september was already a very crowded month for all of the things you have to do, just to kick them down. debt ceiling, farm bill, the nsa and the ever-looming implementation of obamacare and now syria on top of that. how will that impact what yo
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